A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Yangi Qal`ah in Afghanistan. The temblor was detected at 21:12:13 / 9:12 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008v1m. Id of event: us20008v1m. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/03/17 / 2017-03-27 16:42:13 / March 27, 2017 @ 4:42 pm. Exact location of event, depth 34.15 km, 69.6506° East, 37.3261° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34.15 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Kŭlob (c. 78 800 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Khanabad (c. 71 500 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Qarāwul (c. 24 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Danghara, Kirov, Dŭstí (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 15 km SSE of Yangi Qal`ah, Afghanistan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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